Nov 21, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy has recovered over 101 kg of Kerala cannabis, during a special search operation conducted in the coastal vicinity of Sampalodai in Karainagar, Jaffna early Monday morning.
SLNS Elara in the Northern Naval Command mounted this operation in the coastal vicinity of Sampalodai, Karainagar on 20th November and recovered 03 suspicious sacks hidden away in shrubs in the coastal area.
During further search of those sacks, 15 packages of Kerala cannabis weighing about 101.75 kg (wet weight) were taken into naval custody.
The gross street value of the consignment of Kerala cannabis is believed to be over Rs. 40 million.
The seized consignment of Kerala cannabis has been kept in the custody of the Navy, until they are handed over to authorities for onward action.